Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Coloured concealers and primers..what are they for?

Right...so I'm a pretty forgetful person my memory is like a fish!! I always get confused with all these different coloured concealers/ primers and never remember the purpose of the colour correctors. So I've created this post to remind me of what each corrector is for and for me also to share with you what I know so I hope this will be useful information for those who struggle like me to remember or just don't really have a clue why there's so many different coloured concealers and primers!

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Coloured concealers/primers? What to do with them!!

Greens – for red tones on the skin e.g spots, blemishes.

Yellows – Covers brown tones, such as age spots.

Peach/ Apricot/ Salmon/ Orange kind of colours - Cancels out blue, so great for dark under eyes or veins.

Purple/ Lavender - concealers/primers illuminates yellow undertones and helps brighten dull skin best to cover yellow bruises and sallowness in the skin. (On bronze skin tones it is good for dark spots and under eye circles – giving you a glowing complexion.)

So which colour to use on which skin problem?

Those who suffer from dark shadows, under eye circles, veins? Use anything with a yellow (apricot, salmon, orange) base it fights the blues. (TIP: to reduce sallow eyes find two spoons, make sure they’re pretty cool and place them under your eyes for a few secs – it does a good job!)

Want to cover a tattoo for a special occasion or just want to hide it? Then opt for yellow bases or find the perfect skin tone match - use something that’s waterproof and heavy duty.

If your skin is feeling fatigue, sallow, and you suffer from yellow complexions? The use a lavender coloured primer, this helps fill in any (fine) lines and even out skin tones for a bright and dewy glow. (TIP: You can either apply the primer/concealer first to the area or whole face or mix it with your foundation – both technique works wonders.)

Dark (aging) spots, Acne scars? Shouting for some yellow loving! (Tip: pat and layer using fingertips the warmth will help it sit on the skin nicely then cover with a skin tone match concealer (if needed - this is optional) then foundation all over - make sure not to rub otherwise those steps would be pointless.)

Got a bruise? A fresh bruise (yellow, brown in colour) needs some lavender concealer. Red tone bruises can be covered with a green concealer.

Suffer from Acne, red blotchiness, rosacea? Green concealers will help dissolve the the redness in the skin (TIP: pat and layer with fingertips) be careful when layering as too much may attract unnecessary attention to the area.

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